Eco-kayak tour of the Mondego river

Coimbra, Portugal

Experience hosted by Jonas

6 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 8 people

What you'll do

We meet with people in Coimbra or Torres do Mondego around 10am. There you can leave your car and we organise transportation to Penacova.
In Penacova we give all the material and some small safety briefing. Around eleven we start kayaking. I will accompany you by kayak and guide you. We will make different stops on the beaches of the Mondego river. On each of those beaches we will talk about the animals, fish and plants we find along the valley. We will have a stop for picknick and a swim. If you want, we can also stop on a bar along the way for a beer or a snack.
Around 16.00 we arrive back at the meeting point.
Bring sun protection, extra clothes, water and some cash for the bar along the trip!
We meet with people in Coimbra or Torres do Mondego around 10am. There you can leave your car and we organise transportation to Penacova.
In Penacova we give all the material and some small safety briefing. Around eleven we start kayaking. I will accompany you by kayak and guide you. We will make different stops on the beaches of the Mondego river. On each of those beaches we will talk about the animals, fish and plants we find along the va…

Meet your host, Jonas

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Hi, We are Rita and Jonas. We are from Penacova, and Rita is a Biologist. Penacova is well-known in Portugal for its fabulous kayak trips through the Mondego valley which are organized by O Pioneiro do Mondego since 1988. We worked as guides on this trips for many years. Now we combine these two passions. Rita guides people on the kayak while teaching them about the ecological wonders (and troubles) of our region. Combine a day of relaxation on the water and beaches with some new insights on our fauna a flora!
This trip is for everyone, excellent for couples and families with kids. The 18km trip takes from 10.00 to +- 16.00. We provide your transport from Coimbra!
Hi, We are Rita and Jonas. We are from Penacova, and Rita is a Biologist. Penacova is well-known in Portugal for its fabulous kayak trips through the Mondego valley which are organized by O Pioneiro do Mondego since 1988. We worked as guides on this trips for many years. Now we combine these two passions. Rita guides people on the kayak while teaching them about the ecological wonders (and troubles) of our region. Combine a day of relaxation on the water and beaches with some new insights on our…
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Where you'll be

We stop at different natural riverbeaches which are unaccessible from the main road. The valley between Penacova and coimbra itself is so green, the hills and views are spectacular. No beter way to explore it than by kayak.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Susana
November 2020
You should definitely do this trip if you come to coimbra, no matter the time of the year as long as you are prepared with waterproof equipment! If it’s a sunny day even in autumn you don’t really need waterproof clothes. You get to se the stunning countryside of coimbra, and understand the nature that surrounds the city. It is truly a magical place and transports you to another world. It is really refreshing, and the journey does not require expertise although if it’s windy you do need some arm strength, unless you do a shorter journey! The river takes you really, and you barely have to do any effort unless there is strong winds 💕
You should definitely do this trip if you come to coimbra, no matter the time of the year as long as you are prepared with waterproof equipment! If it’s a sunny day even in autumn…
Adam
October 2019
What a perfect day! Jonas was very helpful in setting everything up, and the actual experience was given by Rita who was really fun, friendly, and professional. We were very lucky to have nice weather even at the end of October, and were the only ones on the river... a great time of year to go. Rita was professional and knowledgeable but not at all overbearing, leaving my wife and I to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a gorgeous place at times as well. Can't recommend enough!
What a perfect day! Jonas was very helpful in setting everything up, and the actual experience was given by Rita who was really fun, friendly, and professional. We were very luck…
Mikala
September 2019
RITA! You were so amazing and I feel so lucky I got to do this experience with you! Not much was said about the flowers etc. But that’s ok! An amazing beautiful experience!
Freddie
September 2019
The Eco-Kayak tour was a wonderful experience. The Mondego river is stunning and it is a great way to see the local flora and fauna. Our hosts were knowledgable and the trip was tailored to what we wanted to do. I really recommend people give this a try even if you haven’t kayaked much before !
The Eco-Kayak tour was a wonderful experience. The Mondego river is stunning and it is a great way to see the local flora and fauna. Our hosts were knowledgable and the trip was ta…
Manuel
July 2019
It was one of the best experiences of my life. If you love nature and want to experience complete quietness while watching different animals, it is perfect for you. Our guide was very lovely and showed us a lot of interesting things. I would definitely recommend doing it.
It was one of the best experiences of my life. If you love nature and want to experience complete quietness while watching different animals, it is perfect for you. Our guide was v…
Sander
July 2019
Het was eerder een prive kajak tour dan een eco tour, er is ons nauwelijks iets verteld over de omgeving of iig niet meer dan wat algemeenheden. We hebben 1 natuur stop gemaakt en zijn gestopt bij een strandje met restaurant maar hebben echt nauwelijks tot niks over de flora en fauna te horen gekregen.
Het was eerder een prive kajak tour dan een eco tour, er is ons nauwelijks iets verteld over de omgeving of iig niet meer dan wat algemeenheden. We hebben 1 natuur stop gemaakt en…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun protection

Picknick